Friday, November 5, 2010



November 5 - 27:  Works by our Plein Air participants including the prize winners from our Plein Air Paint Out at Jones Family Farm.

Our "Mini" Case will have an extra supply of fine art work for purchase just in time for the holidays!  This is the same art work presented by our Visual Arts Cooperative artists, just on a smaller scale.  In addition, the Visual Arts Cooperative has a fabulous display in store for November.  Please make a note to consider the art lover on your holiday buying list!  Thirty percent of each sale goes directly back to the Arts Council for programming and outreach.

Those of you who are familiar with the Arts Council and the Visual Arts Cooperative should take a chance to wish our wonderful Linda Buis a hearty "Get Well" after her foot surgery last Friday.  Also, please take a chance to thank (and welcome) our RSVP/VIC volunteers Pam Rutherford and Linda Currin.  Linda recently began volunteering at the Arts Council and has jumped in with both feet first!  She originally hails from New Hampshire and has already contributed greatly to the Arts Council.  As usual, please thank all of the board members, past and present, who have worked tirelessly to keep the Arts Council up and running!

Empty Bowls, a local charity, will have premium bowls on display and ready for bidding in between the Lorimier Gallery and Gallery 100.  Bidding will end at 8:00 p.m. sharp so that winners may take home their new pottery.  There will be two Empty Bowls meals this year and tickets will be available for purchase during the month at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri.  Tickets are $12.  There are over 800 bowls that have been made by local potters and many community volunteers.  All proceeds are given to local food banks.

November 5 -27:  New works by the Visual Arts Co-op. 

November 5:  Southeast Missouri State University Dance students will present works-in-progress for the Fall for Dance Concert.  Please visit the River Campus Dance Studio on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to view a rehearsal in action.  Hilary Peterson, dance instructor, will be on hand for discussion.

Marilyn Schwaninger, Kathryn Breitnstein, and the Arts Council are featured in our window for the month of November!


This exhibit was developed to provide a forum to demonstrate the diversity of this region and the artists who live here.  The Exhibit opening will take place at the Arts Council Gallery 100 and the Lorimier Gallery on Friday, December 3, 2010.  

The Missouri Arts Council (MAC) will be at the Arts Council on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon for a grant-writing workshop.  This workshop is free and open to all non-profits.  No registration is necessary, but you can obtain more information at

Mark you calendar:  Shows open Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the Show Me Center and Osage Community Centre.  The cost of entry is free for Arts Council members, $5.00 for a two-day pass, and $3.00 for a daily pass.  Cost covers both locations.  Volunteers to work the shows are still needed!  Please inquire at the Arts Council. 


The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri works to promote the arts and culture in the region. Below is a list of local events in chronological order for your viewing convenience. If you or your organization would like to be included in future newsletters, please send information to the Arts Council, attention: newsletter.  As always for more information about things to do in our area, see our friends at and
  • Local Author and photographer Tom Neumeyer will be signing copies of his book Cape Girardeau Then and Now  from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the River Heritage Museum, 538 Independence Street.  Proceeds from sales of the book will benefit the museum, which is featured in the book.
  • The Open Window Studio is offering 4 two-hour lessons in any medium for $99.00 through Wednesday, December 15, 2010.  This includes all art supplies and materials.  Kelly will also be offering "Painting with Watercolor" for adults on Tuesdays, beginning November 6, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and "Drawing from Nature" for ages 9-15 on Tuesdays, and "Painting in Acrylic" for adults on Wednesdays, beginning November 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information please call 573.243.1448 or visit the website at
  • The Garden Gallery at 835 Broadway will feature clay artists Denny Lumos and Linda Bohnsack during First Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  First Friday Shuttle will be available for patrons from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m..  Please park at the River Campus to make the rounds. 
  • The Black Door Gallery will host an exhibit featuring the works of Josh Reeves for November's First Friday Art Walk.    
  • The O'Tenem Gallery at 5 N. Main will feature Stan Bader and his latest book, Paperboy.  Stan is not coming alone, he is bringing his wife Dodi along.  Dodi designed the cover for the book.  Dodi will be offereing her Plein Air paintings from around the Bader's home town of Marble Hill.  Refereshments will be served at the reception on Friday, November 5, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • The Sikeston Depot will feature "Winter Wonderland" Art Show, Antique toys exhibit from November 2 to December 31, 2010.  On Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. you can meet the authors of Through the Years: A Pictorial History of Sikeston, Missouri.  On Friday, December 3, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. look forward to "Santa at the Depot."
  • The River Campus Art Gallery at the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University will feature faculty Louise Bodenheimer: Seashore Subjects.  A short residency in Maine inspired this collection of delicate, beautiful illustrations of seashore subjects.  The exhibition will be on display beginning Monday, October 25 through Monday, November 15 with an Artist's Lecture on Wednesday, November 3 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. and and opening reception on Friday, November 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • "Man-Made Quilts: Fabricscapes" by Dave Walker will take place at Bluestem Missouri Crafts, 13 South 9th Street, in Columbia, Missouri beginning Friday, October 8, 2010 through Saturday, November 6, 2010. 
  • The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum will feature "Jeanie Eddleman: Transition Spaces Series 10.2."  The exhibition itself will be on display Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sunday, November 21, 2010. 
  • The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum will feature artist Jun Kaneko's works beginning Friday, September 24, 2010 through Sunday, December 5, 2010.
  • Back by popular demand after a rousing success during the River Campus inaugural season, Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to its youth.  The irrepressible "Sister" teaches class to a roomful of "students" (the audience).  "Class" takes place on Friday, November 5 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.  For more information visit
  • The Department of Theatre and Dance will present Blood Wedding on Wednesday, November 10 through Saturday, November 13, 2010 beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 14, 2010 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre.  The death-bound love triangle at the center of the play fuels passions to a fever pitch and propels the story to its unstoppable, tragic conclusion.  This production contains adult content.
  • The University Choirs will perform on Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Recital Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
  • There will be a Southeast Faculty Recital featuring composition by Robert Fruehwald on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
  • The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC), 6128 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO present "Blindness Isn't Black," a group of nine professional artistis with disabilities beginning on Friday, October 15, 2010 and running through Sunday, November 28, 2010.  In 2009 VSA Missouri published Blindness Isn't Black, an anthology of work by 23 Missouri artists and writers with disabilities.  This exhibit, curated by VSA Board President Leslie Holt, features the work of nine visual artists who participated in that publication.  The art demonstrates that work by artists with disabilities is just as varied and rich as any other group of artists.  Copies of Blindness Isn't Black will be available for purchase at the exhibit.  Visit or call 314.863.5811 for more information.
  • Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance will host a Contra Dance on Saturday, November 6 at the Christ Episcopal Church, 101 North Fountain Street in Cape Girardeau.  A free beginner's session starts at 6:45 p.m. with the dance beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.  Music will be provided by the band Banvard's Folly.
  • The Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff, Missouri is hosting the following exhibits:  Saturday, September 11, 2010 through Sunday, October 24, 2010 "Watercolors by Paul Jackson," and Saturday, November 6, 2010 through Sunday, November 28, 2010 "57th Annual Poplar Bluff Artists' Guild Art Exhibit" with a reception on Sunday, November 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On your next visit to downtown Cape, why not stop in at the new collection of art galleries just across the street from the Arts Council at 5 N. Main. The O’Tenem, Mozaic, and WESTRAY Galleries are all wonderful new additions to our downtown retailers of fine art, with a broad spectrum of mediums and styles.  We welcome them to our community!  Don't forget to visit other studios and galleries such as The Black Door Gallery at 124 S. Spanish Street, Garden Gallery at 835 Broadway, S. Gregg Gallery at 112 North Main, Crisp Museum on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University, River Campus Art Gallery on the River Campus, The Artist Studio at 38A North Main, The Aartful Rose Gallery at 611 Sprigg Street, The Cadmium River Gallery at Global Cafe on Broadway in Cape, The Gallery of Inspiration at 19B North Spanish Street, and the Edward Bernard Gallery at 107 West Drive, Suite D. 
Interested in Sponsoring  an Event?
The Arts Council is looking for corporate or private sponsors for our events.  Events can include First Fridays, Festivals, Regional Art Shows, Children's events and more.  Besides helping our community, there is the opportunity for your business to be introduced to hundreds of new faces.  For more information about this opportunity contact the Arts Council at 573.334.9233. 
Are you a Member?
If you are not currently a Member of the Arts Council we would love to have you join us!  As many of you know our states' economy is suffering difficult times and support for the Arts was reduced by 100% this year!  It is up to us to continue our support for local programs to keep the arts alive in Southeast Missouri.  Your membership or donation helps to fund programs like ArtsCape, the Children's Arts Festival, Summer Art Workshops, and many more.  Without you we could lose some of the programs that benefit our community so much.  Please take time to consider joining the fight to keep the Arts Alive! Annual memberships begin at $15 and give you benefits such as free entry to Arts Council Sponosred events and shows, discounts at local galleries, invitations to First Friday Openings and other special events. This is something you can share with your whole family.  If you are interested please contact the Arts Council for more information. Thank you to those of you who have already generously given.

Other Ways to Give
There are other ways to help the Council, you could volunteer your time, make a one time donation, purchase fine art for your home or business, or use your e-scrip card at Schnucks.  Many of you received an e-scrip card with your membership, if you didn't, please let us know.  We would love to provide you with one!  Each time you shop at Schnucks you simply scan your card before you make your purchase.  A portion of your bill is matched and donated to the Arts Council.  It is a simple way to give and it means so much to us!

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